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Publisher's Summary

It's a snowy Christmas at St. Stephen's Convent, where a cheerful party awaits an old friend and former confessor, Father Hudson McCormick. But he never reaches his destination.

Christine Bennett, a former St. Stephen's nun, arrives to investigate the disappearance. But the nuns are mum until an old scandal involving the priest and a St. Stephen's novice rears its ugly head. Has Father McCormick, unable to face the scene of his sins, gone underground? Or has someone taken belated revenge, ensuring that the truth will never be known?

©1994 Lee Harris (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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An enjoyable Christmas mystery

This is a Christine Bennett mystery set at Christmastime. While the pace is a bit slow, this is quite enjoyable for the holiday season when I can appreciate a slightly slower pace. In this story Chris Bennett is tackling a mystery without her detective husband at her side. In addition, this case has a personal element for Chris as she is searching for a missing priest that she and sister Joseph care about. I recommend this mystery is better quality than some of the other Christmas novels available.

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my christine bennett

looking for other christine bennett books now! kept me interested the whole "read".

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Boring

The narration is rather dry and the story drags on longer than necessary - it’s just boring. If you want background noise or need something to help you fall asleep - this is the book for you.

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Missing priest

A very enjoyable mystery good characters a well written plot and very well read by the narrator

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Newly Wed and on the Trail of a Murderer

Christine Bennett, four months married to NYC Detective, Jack and about to celebrate Christmas with her old friends at the convent of St. Stephens, where she had been a nun for fifteen years, and once again Christine finds herself faced with a mystery. She and her friends had been looking forward to a reunion with Father Hudson McCormick, who was returning for a visit after years away . . . but he never showed . . . and Sister Joseph who knew the priest well is devastated. Plus, she’s holding something back, a secret from long ago. When Father McCormick is still missing after a few days and the police refuse to help, Sister Joseph enlists Christine’s help, and tells her the sad tale from seven years earlier. This is another excellent mystery, that I did not figure out. This series is an absolute favorite of mine!

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WHY this narrator?

The narration is very depressing - monotonous, and slow - I can’t rate the story because I can’t get past the first 20 minutes.

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I don't normally listen to this style of books but it was good. the only thing I don't understand is why are there so many chapters? I listen to and have read many mysteries over my life most of which I know the end to early in the book. this one was not that surprising, but I did like the story.

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Boring

This is slow and kinda boring. Might be better if the narrator gave the characters personality with her voice. At least it was free as I wouldn’t pay for this one.

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Raykara

Fantastic story with twists and turns. Romance, mystery, murder, and best is insight convent life.

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Bigoted language a big turn-off

I couldn't make it past chapter 2. The story clearly takes place in the 1990s (they refer to CDs as new), yet the author still chose to use slurs for indigenous Americans and the mentally disabled. The narrator is an ex-nun. I think she's be a little more compassionate, especially in the prose.